Lauren is a senior social work student at Belmont University, and is working at Open Table Nashville for her fall social work internship program. Lauren has a heart for those experiencing homelessness, as well as advocacy and grassroots organizing. Lauren’s hopes for her time with Open Table include engaging her love for and curiosity surrounding diversity, all for the purpose of amplifying the voices of the marginalized and empowering lasting change. In her free time (when she has it), Lauren enjoys reading, watching Netflix, protesting, and playing with cats.
Joi is passionate about seeking solutions to local policies and federal legislation that perpetuate cycles of poverty and subjugation for marginalized peoples
Michael is interested in the intersection of Faith and Justice and seeks to understand systems of oppression and the theological and ethical obligation to confront such systems and restore the oppressed.
Kate recently graduated with a degree in psychology from Oberlin College and is working with Open Table Nashville for a year before starting grad school for social work. She wants to be a therapist someday to help folks reclaim agency over and find peace in their bodies.